House passes non-historic budget agreement.
Four people were stabbed outside of Sports Authority Field following the Denver Broncos' loss to the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night, according to the Denver Post.
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse. The humbling reversal on one of the most sensitive policy issues facing the social network came as Twitter encountered user revolt for the first time as a public company. Under the short-lived change on Thursday, a blocked Twitter user could view or tweet at the person who blocked him or her, but that activity would have been rendered invisible to the victim as if the offending account did not exist. Before it backtracked, Twitter had said Thursday that the change was meant to protect victims of harassment who wanted to filter out abusive messages but feared that the act of blocking a user would prompt retaliation.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors have said.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The phones were ringing nonstop in the tiny, windowless office in downtown New Delhi, with urgent appeals from desperate women.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Tooryalai Wesa was sitting in his office just three months after starting his new job as governor of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan when he heard the deafening noise of rockets and bombs exploding nearby.
VIENNA (AP) — Assassinations, cyber-attacks and possible military strikes: As nuclear negotiations with Iran enter a crucial stage, Tehran is voicing fears that tougher oversight of its activities will increase the risks of an attack on its atomic facilities and the scientists working on them.
KWETHLUK, Alaska (AP) — Christmas in Alaska came early this week to nearly 300 students attending school in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Kwethluk.
DENVER (AP) — Now, Peyton Manning gets a chance to rest.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana newlywed pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.
Virtual reality startup Oculus, the company behind the much-hyped Rift VR headset, has landed $75 million in Series B funding.
What is the center of the Bitcoin universe? With a completely decentralized digital currency like Bitcoin, it's hard to say, but today, Silicon Valley took a serious step toward claiming those bragging rights. That's because one of the Valley's most important venture capitalist firms, Andressen Horowitz, made the biggest bet yet on a Bitcoin company, dropping ...
The makers of Loop say they've come up with a way to use your phone itself at any point-of-sale terminal where you would otherwise swipe a credit card -- and the merchant behind the counter doesn't have to install any new hardware or software to let you do it.
Google touts a new Gmail feature as enhancing security. What it really does is open a new privacy hole -- one that exposes your email reading habits.
Using NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists have created this beautiful mosaic mapping the northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan, which is full of rivers, lakes, and seas.
AOL's CrunchBase is changing its Creative Commons licensing scheme and will begin demanding licenses to use the massive high-tech dataset for commercial purposes.
Buses aren't particularly attractive. Slab sides and hacked together advertising make them rolling blights in the urban landscape. So what if you could change the design on a whim, provide useful information to travelers, and make some extra scratch for the city? Tad Orlowski's Willie Bus does just that.
Hyper-minimalist movie poster redesigns are everywhere. They're cool, but they could use a makeover too. Erica Henderson is here to help. The illustrator has been designing her own posters based on the defining moments of her favorite flicks with amazing results.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's getting coal for Christmas. That's according to this video just released by the ACLU portraying Santa as an NSA snoop.
The feds have swooped in on a large and well-organized gang of New York credit card counterfeiters who allegedly shuttled mules around the country to buy $2 million worth of gift cards and other goods for resale, including $30,000 in cosmetics.